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Ron Shack [PersonRank 1]

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
17 years ago2,280 views

I received this recently, is it real and is it from Gmail? Looks like crap but who knows. Thanks for any opinions.

PS – I did not click on the link.

Dear Gmail Member,

Your e-mail account was used to send a huge amount of unsolicited spam messages during the recent week. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and confirm the Link below so you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to cancel your membership.

http:// www.speedyshare.com/683868821.html

Virtually yours,
The Gmail Support Team

[Unlinked URL – Tony]

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Looks like a spam email to me:

http://www.google.com/search?q=If+you+choose+to+ignore+our+request%2C+you+leave+us+no+choice+but+to+cancel+your+membership

[Or could this just be some clever forum spam? I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now...]

Ron Shack [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Thanks and it looked like spam to me because I chose not to click on the link and I advise the same to anyone who reads this. Paypal and Ebay have a way to forward spoof emails to them and I use it regularly. I looked for half an hour for a way to contact Google or Gmail without luck and figured maybe you guys would know for sure.

By the way, I'm not that clever.

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